On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 01:40 -0500, Paul M Foster wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 04:24:24PM +1100, Clancy wrote:
> > I bought some appliance recently, and found that they had thrown in a 2G
> > USB key for good
> > luck.  I guess I ought to be able to put a PHP server plus a copy of my
> > website on it for
> > demonstration purposes, but has anyone actually tried it, and if so are
> > there any traps to
> > avoid?
> Maybe I'm dense or I don't understand your question. It sounds like you
> want to run lighttpd or apache on this USB device in order to serve up
> your website. If so, then the device would have to be assigned a
> separate IP address from the machine it's mounted on. Someone would have
> to be able to surf to that IP at least, much less have the IP address
> translated into a name. Otherwise, there's no way a web server can serve
> up a website; it has to have an IP address. I don't know how you'd
> possibly do that. Even then, you'd have to mount the device and then
> issue a separate call to the USB-hosted web server to start, and then
> serve your site up. and name localhost should suffice. You might want to use a
non-standard port so that it doesn't conflict with anything else the
machine is running.

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